SPEAKING OF AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE...
...I'm flying across the country today, so I won't be blogging for a while. Right now I'm in a plane at Miami International Airport Construction Zone. When I went through security, the TSA guy who was checking IDs announced: "Everybody, please hold your own ticket." Then, apparently for the benefit of Spanish-speaking travelers, he said, "Hold-o your own ticket-o. Everybody-o."
Update: Now here's a shock. The pilot just announced that we have a Mechanical Problem. Aircraft maintenance is taking a look at it.
Update: They're changing a brake assembly. But they still think we might be leaving sometime today. Or at least this week. Maybe. They're going to keep us advised.
Update: The pilot just informed us that the repair is, quote, "not going as quickly as expected." He did not say who expected it to be going quickly.
Update: They're doing the paperwork! Can't be more than another day or two now. Anyway, I'm signing off here. Thanks for the company, and I hope the rest of your day goes better than mine has so far.
Update (thanks to Peter Metrinko): I hope I don't have this pilot.
Update: The pilot says they're "still taking care of paperwork." I think maybe they're doing their taxes up there.
Update: They told me to turn off my 'puter. Bye.